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Day 2 of draft nears; talent still available

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago May 01, 2015 May 1, 2015 Friday, May 01 2015 May 01, 2015 5:22 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

Attention NFL shoppers. There are plenty of good deals still available in Round 2 and 3.

The second round of the NFL draft begins in about 45 minutes and there are a handful of players projected as first-round picks who are still waiting for their names to be called.

Topping the list: LSU cornerback Jalen Collins, massive Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman and Pittsburgh tackle T.J. Clemmings.

The Tennessee Titans, who tied with Tampa Bay for the worst record last season, get tonight's opening pick. They need help at right tackle and linebacker - and could also use a receiver for their newest pick, Marcus Mariota, to throw to.

Or maybe they'll trade the pick. Only two deals were made yesterday, leading to speculation that the wheeling and dealing will begin in earnest tonight.

Elsewhere, don't be surprised to see a run on running backs. It's a deep crop this year, and even though the position isn't valued as much anymore, there are at least five - starting with Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah - who could have new homes by the time the third round is complete later tonight.

On the other hand, this is not a good year for depth at quarterback. Not one was selected after Jameis Winston and Mariota went 1-2 last night. The few available include UCLA's Brett Hundley, Baylor's Bryce Petty and Garrett Grayson of Colorado State, a dropback QB considered one of the more intriguing prospects in this year's draft.

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